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2003 Cofrin Arboretum Grants

Point au Sauble Vegetation Survey

Graduate student Brad Herrick.

Cofrin Grant recipient Brad Herrick counts plants within a sampling quadrat.


UW Green Bay graduate student Brad Herrick received a Cofrin Arboretum Research Grant last summer to develop a permanent vegetation survey program at Point au Sauble, a prominent peninsula located on the east shore of Lower Green Bay. This natural area preserves one of the few unmodified estuarine wetlands in the entire Lake Michigan ecosystem. Herrick conducted a baseline survey of the vegetation at Point au Sauble. The purpose of this research was to construct permanent sampling plots to be used in a long-term monitoring program. The data collected will be used to construct Geographical Information Systems (GIS) maps and to monitor changes in the vegetation composition of this natural area.

On September 29th from 1 to 3 Brad along with six other students who also worked on Cofrin Arboretum Grants this year will present their findings at the Cofrin Student Research Symposium in the Phoenix Rooms at the UWGB Union . Thanks to a generous endowment from the family of Dr. David Cofrin and the late John Cofrin, annual awards are available for student research on the Cofrin Arboretum and UW-Green Bay natural areas. Students can apply online for this year's competition.

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